5253Re: SR: South Shore Gamers - March 31, 2001
- Apr 2, 2001--- In Unity_Games@y..., Dave Bernazzani <dber@g...> wrote:
> Roll Call: Dave B, Scott, Noreen, Jenn, LaJean, Ben, Brian,Add Stephonsens Rocket and Gang of Four to the list of games played as
> Aaron, Matt H, David H, Alison H, Constantine, Rob, Dave R,
> Craig, Rich, Pat, Jonathan, Susan, Dick, Andrew, Tamara.
> Pacal, Three for All, Rehinlander, Volltreffer, Siedler von Catan
> - Alexander der Grosse & Cheops, Acquire (SS edition), Mystery
> Rummy (#2 and the brand new #3 I believe), Taj Mahal, Knights,
> Euphrat & Tigris, Mage Knights, NJet, Battle Line, Aquarium
> Derby, Chrononauts, En Garde, Cribbage (3P cutthroat), Canasta
> (4P Partners), Carabande and several others I know I missed.
Quick synopsis of the games I participated in on Saturday.
Mystery Rummy #2: The ongoing match of MR#2 between Pat & Dave vs.
Alison and myself continued. Even at a game apiece from last week,
Alison and I took and early lead after two hands including a 41 point
shut out on hand one and then held on consistantly scoring 20+ points
over the last three hands while Dave and Pat scored 30+ points but not
enough to catch up before Alison and I broke 100.
Gang of Four: While waiting for tables to finish up some longer
games, the MR#2 group got in three hands of Gang of Four which is in
the Karriere (sp?) Poker, Great Dalmuti, Tichu family of games. More
on this in an impending WAGG report.
Rheinlander - Jonathan, Rich M., Susan, Dave R., myself: A spin
through the Rhine. Jonathan let Rich and Susan in on the rules which
surprisingly for a Knizia game are a bit complicated compared to other
Knizia games. I went with the many little duchies strategy and used
Bastions to keep opposing Dukes on in in key spots and avoided fights.
Jonathan made a late play to kick one of my dukes off the board, but
I had the one card in my hand to get me back in the same duchy on my
next turn. I ended up taking the victory with Susan second. Debate
ensued after the game on its merits as a 5 player game and the amount
of control one has. Its one of those games that I like player and
almost never turn down though I think it is better with four players.
You do lose a little control with five and the arch bishop becomes
very tough to control with that many people.
Volltreffer (Bullseye) - Susan, Dave, Rich M., Jonathan and myself: A
trick taking game from Gunter Burkhardt (again more details in the
upcoming WAGG SR). The basic idea is players are shooting for a end
game score in the target range. This is done in two phases -
auction/meld phase and trick taking phase. Rich stormed back on the
last hand to steal the victory from Jonathan.
Galloping Pigs - Rich, Dave R., myself: I stunk up the joint as Rich
and Dave hogged all of the vegetables. I think Rich ended up on top
of the pig pile.
Stephensons Rocket - Rich M., Constantine, myself and one other person
I can't remember, my apologies to whoever it was: New game for
Constantine and mystery man. Tough one to play with players who have
played before. Though as scores show, this didn't bear out. Rich
took the victory with 67 bucks while Constantine and Mystery Man were
at 62 and 60 and I limped along in the rear with 50. The game
finished with 3 RRs on the board which was probably the main reason
for what I think are relatively low scores.
> NJET - With David, Jenn and Pat. This is a fairly strange trickSorry to have missed this one - a favorite of mine. Also glad to see
> taking game where we get to choose (by process of elimination)
> trump suit, start player, discards, scoring doublers, etc. Neat
> but we only got in 2 rounds and decided to call it to let Alison
> in on some gaming as her table had just finished up.
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